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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Donation Will Upgrade Cal Poly’s Parallel Computing Lab, Encouraging More Ambitious Projects and Research

Feb 15, 2021

The $100,000 gift will upgrade the only lab of its kind in the 23-campus California State University system

Professor Jonathan Ventura demonstrates virtual reality technology that will be enhanced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s $100,000 donation.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A donation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will significantly upgrade Cal Poly’s parallel computing lab, allowing students to be more ambitious with senior projects, theses and research that require large amounts of storage and computation power.

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Faculty Member Earns National Achievement Honor

Feb 1, 2021

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SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly architectural engineering faculty member was honored for excellence and innovation in teaching by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a leading professional organization in the global concrete industry.

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference on Feb. 27 to Feature Poet, Activist Sonya Renee Taylor

Feb 1, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Award-winning performance poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the keynote address for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference at Cal Poly, to be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27. 

Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition Professor Earns Prestigious CSU Award

Jan 26, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Aydin Nazmi, a professor in Cal Poly’s Food Science and Nutrition Department and a leader of university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of four faculty members from across the California State University (CSU) system to earn the Wang Family Excellence Award.

Nazmi earned the award in the Outstanding Faculty Service category in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the CSU. 

Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles to Present Virtual CD Release Concert on Feb. 19

Jan 20, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will present a virtual CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to celebrate their recently released double-album titled “another time, another place.” 

NASA Astronaut Victor Glover Provides Inspiration to Black Cal Poly Students From Space

Jan 14, 2021

The greatest challenges in life, the Cal Poly engineering grad says, come from within 

Cal Poly Team Working on Cross-Disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As the nation grapples with a tumultuous year, marred by racial divide, violence and intense political division, astronaut Victor Glover, a Cal Poly alumnus, spoke to Black students from space, reassuring them of a better future on Earth. 

Cal Poly Team Working on Cross-Disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort

Jan 12, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty from all six colleges is working to support collaborative data-driven, cross-disciplinary research and to expand on-campus educational opportunities in the areas of data science, data analytics and data literacy. 

Cal Poly to Host Guest Presenters for ‘Entrepreneurship in Music’ Webinar on Feb. 11

Jan 11, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a webinar titled “Entrepreneurship in Music” with guest panelists sharing methods for beginning and sustaining a career in music at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat Mission Will Wing Its Way Into Space on Jan. 13 in a Novel Way

Jan 11, 2021

ExoCube 2 is among 10 small satellites flying aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket that takes off under the wing of a Boeing 747 before being dropped and fired into orbit

Virgin Orbit teammates complete a dry run of the payload encapsulation process last August inside its ‘Nebula’ payload processing facility ahead of the company’s Launch Demo 2 mission. The payload has 10 small satellites, called CubeSats, including Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat, ExoCube 2. Virgin Orbit is gearing up for ELaNa 20, the Jan. 13 Launch Demo 2 flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly CubeSat will ride on Wednesday Jan. 13 aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket on its second attempt to reach space.

The rocket includes nine other NASA-sponsored small satellites on the space agency’s next Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission. This is the first payload carried by Virgin Orbit’s rocket that will be carried aloft under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 to an altitude of 35,000 feet, released and fired into orbit.

Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Students Advance to Semifinals in NASA Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

Jan 6, 2021

The team of eight seniors is working on a prototype to harvest water on other planets that could lead to extended manned space exploration missions

 Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge.SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the second straight year, a team of Cal Poly mechanical engineering seniors has advanced to the semifinals of a NASA challenge to develop a device to harvest water from ice on the moon and Mars that could pave the way for extended manned space missions.

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announced that Cal Poly was among a dozen teams from universities across the nation named to the next round of the 2021 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts — Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. The finalists will design, build and test prototype systems capable of extracting water from ice deposits buried beneath simulated lunar or Martian soil.


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